Canada provides funding to non-governmental organizations responding to the food crises in Yemen, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and neighbouring countries

Backgrounder

More than 55 million people in Yemen and countries across Africa, including Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan, suffer from food insecurity as a result of severe drought and conflict. Canada’s humanitarian response will address the needs of the most vulnerable in order to ensure that those requiring emergency assistance the most are reached, including crisis affected people in some neighbouring countries as a result of the humanitarian crises.

Below is a breakdown of the non-governmental organizations receiving humanitarian funding from Canada’s Famine Relief Fund:

  • Action Against Hunger
  • Canadian Red Cross
  • CARE Canada
  • Canadian Lutheran World Relief
  • Development and Peace
  • Islamic Relief Canada
  • Oxfam Canada
  • Plan International Canada
  • Save the Children Canada
  • World Vision Canada

These humanitarian partners will help provide life-saving assistance to crisis-affected people and address the specific needs of women and children in Cameroon ($750,000), Ethiopia ($2.8 million), Niger ($500,000), Nigeria ($1 million), Somalia ($4.6 million), South Sudan ($2.2 million), Uganda ($1.85 million) and Yemen ($7.7 million).

These funds will help address the humanitarian needs of millions of people affected by conflict, food insecurity and cholera outbreaks through the provision of:

  • emergency food assistance;
  • nutritious supplementary food;
  • treatment for severe and moderate acute malnutrition;
  • water, sanitation and hygiene;
  • health care, including sexual and reproductive health services;
  • livelihood support;
  • emergency shelters; and,
  • protection services, including the prevention and treatment of gender-based violence.

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